Nokia goes down the toilet

...but survives to tell the tale

It's so much easier when our readers do the writing...although we think it's a bit wierd when people refer to themselves in the third person. A Register reader claims Nokia 8110 owners can breathe a deeper sigh of relief when going to the toilet, after the mobile survived a schoolboy style dunking. As he was expecting an important phone call, Ben Rose slipped the handset into his back pocket before going to download a large log file. "I'd just undone my trousers and proceeded to sit down when I heard a loud splash." Amazingly when he retrieved the phone the LCD display was still on with a message asking him to insert his SIM card. "After a quick dry out with a paper towel and a wipe of the SIM connectors, it powered up first time. I didn't want to use the hot air dryer for fear of cracking the screen." Rose invites any other mobile manufacturers who wish their units to be "dunk tested" to email him here. ®

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